Nolan: “It’s been one of those seasons”


Kevin-NolanHammers skipper Kevin Nolan has spoken of his private misery over a season disfigured by two sendings-off.

The captain was red-carded at Liverpool and Fulham during the club’s “difficult” campaign ¬†and said: “It was a joke.”

But he claimed the team had been brilliant to recover to the point where they were likely to finish in a decent position.

He said: “But for the camaraderie and team spirit we wouldn’t be where we are today. It’ been difficult and really difficult for me with the two sendings off – it was a joke.”

He recalled Saturday’s opponents Manchester City arriving for the second leg of the Capital One Cup with a 6-0 lead from the first and being on the wrong end of a second defeat – 3-0.

He said: “Roger Johnson had arrived the day before. We had no central defenders, there were left backs at right back and right backs at central defence – it really was one of those seasons.”

He hopes the team can take a little revenge against the Title chasers at the Etihad on the last day.

He said: “It would be nice to go up there and get something. We will give it a go.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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